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UPDATED: Second Person Has Died As A Result Of The Crash On I-70
Updated April 20, 2017 6:52 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - A high speed roll-over crash on I-70 ejected all five occupants killing two and seriously injuring the three others.

At approximately 9:15 p.m. emergency crews were called to a serious crash on I-70 eastbound near Harding Street. Upon arrival, officers from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department found five people seriously injured and laying in the grass along I-70. IMPD and the Indianapolis Fire Department began treating the injured as more emergency crews were summoned to the scene to assist. 18-year-old Brandon Gross of Indianapolis was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Taylor Parsons of Indianapolis, died as a result of injuries sustained in the roll-over crash on I-70 near Harding Street.

The other passengers include 17-year-old Kristopher Church, of Indianapolis, who remains in critical condition at Eskenazi Hospital; 19-year-old Michael Blackmore, of Indianapolis, who is in serious but stable condition at Methodist Hospital and 18-year-old Olivia Evans, of Indianapolis, who is in serious but stable condition at Methodist Hospital.

After preliminary investigation, police believe the silver 2002 Nissan Pathfinder was traveling at a very high rate of speed in the far left lane. At the last second, the vehicle made a maneuver across all three lanes in what appears to be an attempt to exit at Harding Street. The vehicle slid out of control into the grass and rolled several times. None of the occupants in the vehicle were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash causing them to be ejected.

Police are looking into the possibility of an incident involving another vehicle, which was allegedly chasing the Pathfinder after an incident at an area park.

The crash is still under investigation and there is no further information to release at this time.

Anyone with information about this crash or the incident at the park is asked to call the Indiana State Police at (317) 899-8577.

Pursuant to Indiana Law, the driver of the vehicle will be tested for intoxication. The results of those tests are pending. The Indiana State Police was assisted by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indianapolis Fire Department, and the Marion County Coroner's Office.

Investigating Officer: Trooper Chris Waltz, Indiana State Police

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